This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit http://www.djreprints.com. We Company, the parent of office-space manager WeWork, is expanding its reach in the real-estate business. It plans to partner with large institutional investors to buy buildings in a joint-venture real-estate fund called ARK, the company said Wednesday. The fund will invest in buildings where WeWork’s co-working spaces will be large tenants. The back story.